I have been looking forward to writing this next installment because I am passionate about garden design. I had planned to post this yesterday, but, as sometimes happens, ‘life’ interrupted.
Yesterday, we received a call from the school principal (never a good thing). In fact, I would love to hear from someone who has ever received a call from their school principal and gotten good news 😉 Okay, back to my story…..our son Kai had hurt his leg on the playground. The school nurse was with him and they were calling the paramedics. We rushed out to the playground at the school and got there when the fire department paramedics did.
For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, you may be familiar with Kai and his many surgeries on his hip, legs and feet. If you like, you can read more about them here. Well, Kai had hurt his shin and was in a lot of pain. After the many surgeries that he has been through, he is a pretty tough kid. The paramedics splinted his leg and offered to call the ambulance. But, my husband said that we could easily take him to the hospital.
The doctors checked him out thoroughly and took x-rays. Thankfully, they could not see any break. The only thing that saved his leg from being broken, was the steel plate that Kai has on his shin bone from a previous surgery. He does have a contusion on his bone and so far, cannot walk. So, Kai is home as we speak, watching one of his favorite Star Wars movies. We are consulting with his orthopedist tomorrow.
You may be wondering how he hurt his leg. Well, when I asked him how he hurt it, he told me that he was chasing girls and ran into the bottom of the curly slide with his leg. So, I do hope he learned his lesson and stops chasing girls 😉
Well, thank you for letting me share our latest ‘life interrupted’ incident. So, now back to our latest installment of “Curing the Garden Blahs”. I am really having fun with this series of posts because it is so easy to make your garden more interesting.
Today, let’s discuss where to place plants. No matter where you live…..in the desert like me or in Alaska like my friend Christine, these are basic design ideas that are applicable to almost every garden.
I like to think of trees and plants as a wonderful way to ‘window dress’ your home and increase interest. For example, are there any homes in your neighborhood where the front garden looks better then the others? It really isn’t hard to achieve this for yourself and you don’t have to spend lots of time on your hands and knees gardening to achieve it.